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thread: The Site
United KingdomRibShark5 years ago

Reiterating on what alexproctor55 said above, all the Tonic Trouble games are now consolidated into one leaderboard (https://www.speedrun.com/tonic_trouble_pc_n64_gbc), so the following need to be removed: https://www.speedrun.com/Tonic_Trouble_PC_Beta https://www.speedrun.com/tonic_trouble_n64 https://www.speedrun.com/Tonic_Trouble_GBC

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United KingdomRibShark5 years ago

"Unless you show that this fabled 1.0 cart exists, it is fairy tale." Just going to throw this in here, No-Intro, which collects good ROM dumps from cartridge-based consoles, does have two separate versions of Toy Story 2 listed: http://datomatic.no-intro.org/?page=show_record&s=24&n=0770 http://datomatic.no-intro.org/?page=show_record&s=24&n=0944

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United KingdomRibShark5 years ago

I recently added support for another version of the game (the UK PC release) to the autosplitter which cheeseandcereal merged. I did test it on all the versions and it worked for me. I'll look into it as soon as I know which version you mean. Meanwhile maybe try going into your splits and redownloading the autosplitter as it could also be a LiveSplit issue.

United KingdomRibShark5 years ago

Possibly, yeah. I do want to start running this for sure.

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United KingdomRibShark5 years ago

Done, I've completely rewritten the function that times when to display the next frame using a much more accurate method (while trying to limit CPU usage as much as possible). I played through the whole game and it never once dropped from 60fps. If anyone is using this patch, I strongly recommend they update to this, as the previous framerate fix was very flawed and would often not work properly.

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United KingdomRibShark5 years ago

So, the framerate fix I have been using is more of a "workaround" and doesn't work properly in all cases. So, I decided to completely rewrite the game's timing code from scratch. So far it seems a lot better but before releasing it I want to test it throughout the whole game, just to make sure I've got everything correct.

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United KingdomRibShark5 years ago

I've updated the patch. I've added features like widescreen support, increasing the render distance, and added the ability to immediately skip the ESRB/copyright screen. If parts of the patch are not acceptable for use in runs you can disable specific parts in the "scripts\ToyStory2Fix.ini" file.

The framerate fix has also been updated to hopefully be even more effective.

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United KingdomRibShark5 years ago

Toy Story 2 Fix is a program that fixes and enhances Toy Story 2 for the PC. Features include:

  • Fixes the "Unable to Enumerate Device" error.
  • Enables the selection of 32-bit resolutions.
  • Fixes the framerate issues that can occur on modern PCs.
  • Allows the player to immediately skip the ESRB and Copyright screens.
  • Allows the game to be played in widescreen with no 3D stretching.
  • Increases the render distance of levels.
  • Works on all versions of the game.

Each of these features can be disabled by editing the "scripts\ToyStory2Fix.ini" file.

You can download the patch here - source code. Simply extract the zip file into your Toy Story 2 folder and the patch should take effect when running the game.

ORIGINAL POST: This game was a big part of my childhood, so when I tried to run it on my PC and ran into issues, I was disappointed. The existing patches to fix the "Unable to Enumerate Device" worked but did not fix the slowdown.

So, I decided to create my own patch. Unlike existing patches, this works dynamically using DLL injection, so does not require replacing the executable. This also means it may work on non-US versions (I am planning on buying the UK version to test it but I don't have the money right now).

I implemented the existing patch, and also added another to fix the slowdown issues on modern PCs. I also plan to add widescreen support (although I doubt that would be allowed for speedruns), the ability to skip the opening copyright/ESRB screen, as well as fixes to other bugs should they exist.

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thread: The Site
United KingdomRibShark6 years ago

@kirkq No need to be so rude, this was just an in-joke from the Rayman community. If you wanted it removed you could have just removed it and explained why.

United KingdomRibShark6 years ago

I've noticed some streamers like Abney have used a colour key on LiveSplit to make it blend with their background. I'd like to do this too, but I can't find settings that work without making the text look awful. Can anyone recommend some good settings to use?

United KingdomRibShark6 years ago

They are stored in the "SnapShot" folder in the same place Rayman 3 is installed.

As this is not a speedrun related topic, I'm going to lock this post. Feel free to join somewhere like raymanpc.com if you want to connect with the wider Rayman community though!

thread: The Site
United KingdomRibShark6 years ago

I agree. I identify as British, despite having lived only in England for my entire life, because I disagree with the actions and viewpoints exhibited by many people here, so I feel that the UK as a whole is better than just England, and therefore I would rather be associated with the Union Jack than the Saint George's Cross (English flag).

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United KingdomRibShark6 years ago

Yes, a lot of tricks that work on GameCube will not work on Xbox, and therefore the route is quite a bit different. (Xbox follows the HD route mostly).

thread: The Site
United KingdomRibShark6 years ago

Can we have a way to select more regions for a game than just EUR/USA/JPN/CHN/KOR? There are some games (the one I'm thinking of is Kao 2 https://www.speedrun.com/kao2​) where individual country releases are significantly different. For example, the Polish release of Kao 2 contains a large number of extra skips than the (English/French/German/Italian/Spanish) European version, but as there is no way to select more regions runs for both versions are submitted as EUR.

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United KingdomRibShark6 years ago

The latest development builds of Dolphin include it.

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United KingdomRibShark6 years ago

I've sent an invite to you via a YouTube PM :)

United KingdomRibShark6 years ago
  1. The latest dev build of Dolphin, making sure to use either OpenGL or Vulkan (Vulkan should be a bit faster).
  2. There's a lot of very similar tricks with minor differences, and a lot of things that could prevent those tricks from working properly that you need to be aware of. With enough practise a majority of the tricks become muscle memory, and from there it becomes easier to learn. Some tricks are definitely harder, less consistent or riskier, but there are usually alternatives that are only slightly slower.
  3. Because it's a game that normally feels quite stable, but you peek under the surface and everything is broken!
United KingdomRibShark6 years ago

As long as the game is not running too fast in Dolphin, you can record at whatever framerate you want.

I've just seen your Clearleaf Forest IL, and it looks like you've already mastered quite a few strats! If you want I can send you a link to the Rayman Speedrunning Discord, which is the best place to get help learning the full game.

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